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I am delighted to share with you a preview of the autumn delights to come starting with the help of my friend Rebecca for my autumn project  :love:!



Happy Sunday and see you soon  :wave:

Karim :gent:
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How-To / Re: Best adhesive when tabs break off Trim pieces?
« Last post by GrahamB on Today at 09:13:42 »
I use a good quality adhesive putty ('Blu-tac' here in the UK) -but avoid the sorts which dry out and go hard- to hold the brown window/door frames onto the Victorian Mansion walls when the tabs have got broken off. It's not totally adequate, but you might have some success with hot-melt glue.

I assume the bits that broke off are too small to join back on?
If you are joining bits of ABS plastic- that's the hard type most PM is made from- you can usually get something as strong as the original, providing the two pieces fit perfectly together (no missing bits or warping);
1. use a cyanoacrylate glue (aka superglue),
2. use a tiny amount because the narrower the glue line, the stronger the joint,
3. 'huff' onto the glue before joining the pieces, because cyanoacrylate hardens in the presence of water and there is some in the air you exhale,
4. hold the parts together for 20 seconds without repositioning
5. leave for a while to allow the hardening to complete
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Creating an autumn / fall miniature decor

I love Autumn for its changing colours, long walks into Nature, cooler weather and cosy evenings. And creating a miniature autumn / fall decor can be so much fun too introducing an early autumn vibe at first and then a late autumn vibe towards the end of the season. I have used and loved for many years the mini autumn leaves and autumn mix from MyTinyWorld for their realistic effect and colourful display.

In the coming weeks I introduce Autumn to the set starting with the Fashion Boutique  :love:


Enjoy Autumn  :wave:

Karim :gent:
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Welcome! / Re: Hello from Birmingham, United Kingdom
« Last post by Macruran on Today at 05:21:56 »
With pikes like that you could do a dio recreating Velazquez's Surrender At Breda! Which reminds me, I have been meaning to make a thread for playmo versions of famous artworks  O0
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How-To / Best adhesive when tabs break off Trim pieces?
« Last post by Chotii on Today at 03:38:58 »
As I continue my process of upgrading and updating a Victorian Mansion, now 4 stories high, I have run into the problem of the tiny tabs that hold window and door trims getting broken off in removing them for painting. Yes, I can buy replacement pieces, which is an option.
But would be happier just using the pieces I have.

I have tried Glue Dots - they aren’t working like I hoped. Neither did Gorilla Glue Epoxy, perhaps because the textured painted surface is not epoxy friendly.

What can you advise? Hot glue? I don’t mind if it’s relatively permanent. Thanks!
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Report & Review / Re: 70633 Back to the future pickup
« Last post by Riccardo on September 24, 2022, 18:55:27 »
Thanks Riccardo, I'm glad you found those reports useful!
Sadly, I have only one of those pickups (3070) and I'm about to sell that. Pickups are among my least favourite vehicles in the real world, so I have never collected the PM versions, without which I couldn't compile a comparative report. Sorry.

Yes, the reports are lovely so thanks again for making them!

Understood re the pick-ups. I'm not a particular fan (nor detractor) of them either, I just like them in the context of Playmobil. Especially this older shape we're discussing here as it often is used as a base for interesting scenarios. For instance, set 3764 I find lovely, its adventurous and homely at the same time.

We also have the set 70549 "Stunt SHow" monster truck. I was not keen, but in the eyes of a 5yr old it is an amazing vehicle... so there we go!
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Photography & Graphics / Re: Glass dome/mini diorama
« Last post by Eplay on September 23, 2022, 17:55:28 »
That’s lovely to hear.
I would say: just do it  ;D ;D ;D
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News / Re: New exclusive set: Playmobil 71247 - 175 year Siemens
« Last post by tahra on September 23, 2022, 07:59:03 »
I wonder if those will be available on other playmoshops, or just Germany...  Time to nag! :-[
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Customs Gallery / Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Last post by GrahamB on September 23, 2022, 07:24:11 »
Your fingers (the ones still possessing a bejeezus) should watch out if you plan to decapitate a PM Moose!  :lol:

Thanks for the detailed description of the staircase construction, btw. :wave:
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News / Re: New exclusive set: Playmobil 71247 - 175 year Siemens
« Last post by Ismene on September 23, 2022, 05:53:20 »
Some fabulous torso prints there!

*grumbles at international shipping costs*

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